The luggage problems associated with all different types of travel can be summarized into four categories:
Petty theft – baggage handlers and screeners who steal items from your luggage between your check-in and retrieval once at your destination.
Damage – carousel and baggage conveyance systems always have the potential to damage your luggage during transit.
Identification – Generally speaking, there are many similar types of bags being used during travel. It is not uncommon for luggage to be mistakenly picked up by the wrong owner.
TSA inspection – Travelers to or within the United States now need a lock that is recognized and accepted by the TSA – a government security agency that controls baggage security since the tragic events of September 11th . Other countries are converting to the same system on a regular basis.